Both the Wrestling Observer (subscription required but recommended) and PW Insider are reporting an interesting backstage bit about the decision to have Seth Rollins cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase to win the WWE world heavyweight championship in the main event of WrestleMania 31.
He wasn't told until the last minute.
The Observer reports that Rollins was informed he would be winning the title at the start of the angle they ran with The Rock and Ronda Rousey, and everyone involved in the main event worked out the finish at that point. It may have been known beforehand, and been the plan for some time, but the idea going into WrestleMania was that Roman Reigns would walk out as champion.
But, as happens often in WWE, plans change.
Brock Lesnar may or may not have been told about it when he signed his new contract at Monday Night Raw last week, but either way it was kept quiet all the way up until the moment it happened, as backed up by the lack of a late shift in betting odds.
This means Rollins had lost to Randy Orton earlier in the night and spent the next couple matches believing his night was over until he was called in by the higher ups to say he would be winning the title for the first time on the biggest stage possible.
How about that?